Syria's allies are heading for a showdown at the UN. Britain intends to submit a resolution to the Security Council, which Russia is likely to block.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the US remains "prepared to act" to end chemical attacks and "inhuman suffering" in Syria. She also circulated a draft UN ceasefire resolution to replace an earlier "failed" truce.
Germany's defense minister has vowed 'consequences' over a nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, which the UK blames on Russia. She also tied the attack to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
A UN panel investigating reports of chemical weapons use by Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria has found a link to North Korea. Pyongyang may have been supplying the Assad regime for a decade, the panel found.
Turkey says it has "never used chemical weapons" after claims it used a toxic gas during an offensive in Afrin, Syria. Local doctors had been quoted as saying they treated people for exposure to chemical gases.
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